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Idemia and Bosch Building Technologies join forces to offer an innovative biometric access solution

The company Idemia, specialized in augmented identity, has announced the launch of a partnership with Bosch Building Technologies, the Bosch subsidiary focusing on the security sector. The aim is to tap into the biometric access control market: a subject that has been the subject...

Digital artist uses machine learning to identify politicians distracted by their smartphones

In the two French parliamentary hemicycles, the National Assembly and the Senate, representatives make and break the laws of France. Two tasks, which at first glance, seem to require total concentration. Yet it is quite possible to see deputies or senators using their smartphones...

Contentsquare announces acquisition of Upstride and $500 million fundraising

Contentsquare, a company specializing in experience analytics, has announced the acquisition of Upstride, a French deeptech that aims to improve the performance of its clients’ machine learning tools. With the arrival of this start-up, the firm hopes to accelerate the compa...

Cambridge-1, the new supercomputer designed by Nvidia for intelligence and health

On July 7, Nvidia opened the Cambridge-1 supercomputer dedicated to AI and health research in the UK. It is located in Harlow, England, more precisely on the site of Kao Data. Several projects were announced on the occasion of its inauguration and concern several themes: genomic ...

Intelligent foam material could give robots a sense of touch

A research team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has announced that it has designed a foam-like material that can be described as “intelligent foam”. It would allow robots to better perceive physical contact, and thus, to interact more easily with their...

Use case: an innovative solution that helps cities to better manage their combined sewer system

In Buffalo, in the state of New York in the United States, sewer backups are a major problem: nearly 7.5 billion litres of wastewater overflow each year. A significant volume that worries the municipality, which has demanded a decree to improve its collection system. The city dec...

Microsoft offers a free online training around machine learning on GitHub

In Europe, online courses on artificial intelligence are becoming more common: Finland has launched Elements of AI to train European citizens in the basics of AI, and the Institut Montaigne offers its OpenClassrooms training program entitled Objectif AI . Now it’s Microsoft...

The University of Paris seeks to accelerate cosmology research using IPUs and neural networks

Artificial intelligence is increasingly used in astrophysics: recently, several Japanese researchers have exploited deep learningto better observe and understand the universe. Still in the field of cosmology, the University of Paris has taken advantage of Graphcore’s Intell...

Facebook AI unveils BlenderBot 2.0, a chatbot that adapts its memory over the long term

Facebook AI Research (FAIR), Facebook’s artificial intelligence research lab, has been working on BlenderBot 2.0, a chatbot that combines long-term memory with information retrieved live from the internet. It’s a major update to the original Blender Bot, which was des...

Focus on the winners of the French-speaking Village pitch session: the 15 best AI solutions

The 2021 edition of the Viva Technology (VivaTech) trade show, which took place from 16 to 19 June 2021, saw the launch of the Artificial Intelligence Technology Collective of the Francophone Village: an initiative coordinated by Isabelle Galy. During the Pitch Session: “Th...

Fintech Younited raises $170 million to become a leader in the European payment industry

The fintech Younited announced that it has raised $170 million from two international investors: Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Goldman Sachs) and Bridgepoint, as well as from its historical shareholders: Eurazeo, Bpifrance via its Large Venture fund and AG2R La Mondiale. Since ...

Deep learning used to help researchers better observe and understand the universe

The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAO) has just announced the creation of a technique that exploits AI to reveal the true picture of the universe. Using AI, researchers were able to notice specific details in these images that were previously unobservable. The metho...

China: a new quantum computer even more powerful than Google’s Sycamore

The Sycamore tool, inaugurated by Google almost two years ago, was considered the most powerful quantum computer in the world and announced that it had achieved “quantum supremacy”. However, at the end of June, several researchers from the University of Science and Te...

The national Lidar HD programme: 3D mapping of the entire French territory

By 2026, a national project aims to map the entire French territory in three dimensions. The National Institute of Geographic and Forestry Information (IGN) is behind this “project”, entitled “Lidar HD”, whose objective is to obtain a very precise 3D descr...

French Tech Rise: a government initiative to support the financing of start-ups in the regions

While the French Tech Tremplinprogram will receive ten million euros in additional investment, the Secretary of State for Digital Transition and Electronic Communications, Cedric O, announced the launch of French Tech Rise.In partnership with Bpifrance,this initiative aims to sup...

Harnessing artificial intelligence and computer vision to improve truckers’ perception of the road

The non-governmental organisation (NGO) Together for Safer Roads (TSR), with the help of several partners, wishes to address the issue of truck driver safety. Artificial intelligence could be the solution to maximise the visibility and reaction time of truckers, especially in urb...

How did companies manage their digital transformation during the health crisis?

With the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the digital transformation dynamic of many companies has been turned upside down. Despite several steps taken in this transition, it could not be concretely realized, and companies had to review their roadmap from an efficie...

The CCI Aix Marseille-Provence launches its experimental laboratory dedicated to artificial intelligence

The “riality Lab”: This is the name given to the new laboratory for experimenting with AI-related uses launched by the Aix Marseille-Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIAMP). Inaugurated on July 8, 2021, this tool is the result of a partnership with Aix Mars...

Which artificial intelligence jobs and skills are most in demand?

The startup Neobrain offers two analyses that it has carried out on IT jobs in order to answer two questions: what are the most sought-after positions? what skills are most in demand? In order to propose these results, 54 million offers have been analysed in about fifty countries...

Airspace Intelligence’s challenge: preserving the environment and optimizing air traffic through machine learning

With the aim of designing greener aircraft, the American airline Alaska Airlines is collaborating with the company Airspace Intelligence. Together, these two structures are working on a new method exploiting artificial intelligence and allowing to obtain a better management of th...

Announcement of the 120 winners of the 2020-2021 i-PhD and i-Lab innovation competitions

The award ceremony for the winners of the 2020-2021 Innovation Contest took place on Thursday, July 8, 2021. 120 winners were awarded in the two i-PhD and i-Lab components in the presence of Barbara Pompili, Minister of Ecological Transition, Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher ...

The Ministry of the Armed Forces accentuates its technological partnership with Preligens and its adoption of AI

The Ministry of the Armed Forces is increasingly interested in artificial intelligence, with the ONADAP project for the fight against COVID-19 and issues related to the integration ofautonomyin lethal weapons systems. In line with the progress of the Ministry’s Artificial I...

Synapse AI N°4: Origyn, a solution that promises to put an end to counterfeiting

In this 4th edition of the Synapse AI podcast, hosted by Mathieu Barreau, Vincent Perriard presents Origyn, a Swiss non-profit foundation that aims to fight against the counterfeiting of luxury goods. ORIGYNcombines decentralized technologies ORIGYN combines decentralized technol...

Leonard opens applications for the 2022 edition of its SEED startup accelerator program

The VINCI Group’s innovation platform, Leonard, has announced the opening of applications for the 2022 edition of its SEED start-up acceleration programme. The new class will have to specialise in the fields of mobility, energy, construction and real estate. The start-ups w...

The CNIL gives its opinion on the proposed European regulation on artificial intelligence

The European Commission’s proposed regulation on artificial intelligence is still in the news more than two and a half months after its official announcement. During the month of June, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the European Data Protection Supervisor (ED...

The Nice metropolis launches two calls for projects on eco-responsible tourism and artificial intelligence

As part of its economic and employment policy, the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis is launching two calls for projects. The first is a call for expressions of interest for companies in the field of eco-responsible tourism or those accompanying transformations in this sector. Th...

Launch of the second open science plan, focusing on research data

On 6 July 2021, Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, presented the second plan for open science. Running until 2024, this plan will aim to develop open access to publications and -as far as possible- to data, source codes and research methods. ...

Confiance.ai launches its call for expressions of interest for SMEs and deep-tech start-ups

After launching the Confiance.ai collective on July 1, the 13 industrial and academic players taking part in the project have announced a call for expressions of interest. The selected start-ups will be invited to participate in one of the priority actions of the national artific...

French Tech Springboard program to receive an additional €10 million in investment

The French Tech Tremplin program, launched in 2019, will receive ten million euros of additional investment. This was announced by Elisabeth Moreno, Minister Delegate for Equality between Women and Men, Diversity and Equal Opportunities, and Cédric O, Secretary of State for Digit...

Research team uses machine learning to identify indicators of suicide risk

Among 15-24 year olds and students, suicide is the second leading cause of death. Based on this observation, a research team from INSERM and the University of Bordeaux used AI to try to understand this phenomenon. Thus, these researchers have identified four indicators that accur...

Facebook AI Innovation Summit: Habitat 2.0, a simulator to help robots in domestic tasks

On June 30th, the Facebook AI Innovation Summit, an annual event of Facebook AI Research (FAIR) in Europe, took place. It was an opportunity for Facebook’s research subsidiary to present its latest innovations around the following theme: “Building a better world throu...

Atos launches “Think AI”, a solution for developing high-performance AI applications

ThinkAI is the name of the new secure end-to-end solution launched by Atos at the end of June. It enables companies to design, develop and deliver high-performance AI applications. The tool is aimed at companies and other institutions that want to move from high-performance compu...

Germany: the SPELL project, a semantic platform for decision support in crisis situations

In June 2021, the three-year research project SPELL (Semantische Plattform zur intelligenten Entscheidungs- und Einsatzunterstützung in Leitstellen und beim Lagemanagement, in French: Plateforme sémantique pour la prise de décision intelligente et le support opérationnel dans les...

Through its new subsidiary BytePlus, TikTok puts its artificial intelligence algorithms up for sale

The social network TikTok is currently used by nearly 700 million users worldwide, including 11 million French users. A very popular application whose concept lies in the viewing or making of short videos accompanied by music. In order to recommend videos to the user, ByteDance, ...

Mayday raises €2.5 million to develop its intelligent knowledge base software

Mayday, a start-up known for its intelligent knowledge base software for customer services, has announced that it has raised €2.5 million in funding from BpiFrance’s Digital Venture fund. MAIF Avenir also contributed to this financing with the participation of Business Ange...

Casino Group joins forces with Accenture and Google Cloud to accelerate its digital transition

In order to accelerate its digital transition and adapt to the rapidly changing retail market, the Casino Group is joining forces with Accenture and Google Cloud. This strategic partnership will enable the company to accelerate its technological development by enriching the custo...

Dr. Barry Norton becomes Vice President of Research for Milestone Systems

IP video management software (VMS) company Milestone Systems has announced the appointment of Dr. Barry Norton as Vice President of Research. This appointment aims to take the company to the next level in machine learning and more specifically in applying it to computer vision. T...

ZF and Cognata join forces to accelerate the validation of driver assistance systems using AI

The ZF Group, a specialist in mobility systems, has collaborated with Cognata, a company specializing in autonomous systems and artificial intelligence. On July 1, the two companies announced the launch of ADAS.ai, a set of data and AI-based services for the validation of driver ...

Two UN reports look at using AI to fight online terrorism

As part of the United Nations (UN) 2021 Counter-Terrorism Week, two reports were presented around the use of artificial intelligence in the world of terrorism or to fight against it. These documents were unveiled in the presence of 168 UN member states, as well as actors from ind...

Digital Aquitaine launches its “AI Data Science” field of excellence in New Aquitaine

Officially recognized during the month of June 2021, the DomEx “IA Data Science” will aim to organize events in New Aquitaine and to structure the dynamics in the region around the topics of machine learning, statistics, business intelligence, operational research and...

Copilot, TabNine: the challenge of autocompletion tools to help developers write code

The software development platform GitHub announced, at the end of June, the launch of its latest tool: GitHub Copilot. Designed in collaboration with Open AI and based on Codex, an engine announced to be more powerful than GPT-3 for code generation. This artificial intelligence, ...

The University of Grenoble Alpes and Orange inaugurate their joint laboratory dedicated to AI in health

While the WHO has just submitted its report on artificial intelligence in health , Orange and the University of Grenoble Alpes are inaugurating their joint laboratory called Telecom4Health (T4H). Officially launched on June 29, 2021, the laboratory will be dedicated to health and...

Challenge Intermarché: the winners will present their predictive models on July 6

Last May, the French retailer Intermarché launched its data challenge : to design a predictive model to estimate the daily sales volumes of several outlets for several products. At the end of June, the group announced its winners who will have the privilege to be the guests of a ...

Confidence.ai: 13 institutions come together to build a trusted AI in the industry

On July 1, 2021, the Confiance.ai program was launched with the objective of meeting the challenge of industrializing AI. Thirteen industrial companies and academic partners have come together to form a collective that will meet the following major challenge: “Secure, make ...

Radiologists look to deep learning to diagnose coronary calcifications

Several American radiologists and researchers have been working on deep learning to identify calcifications in the coronary arteries. Using an X-ray, it would be possible – by exploiting the capabilities of deep convolution neural networks – to assess this possibility...

Google Cloud and NVIDIA Collaborate on 5G and Artificial Intelligence Lab

In a partnership, Google Cloud and NVIDIA will create a lab dedicated to artificial intelligence and 5G. This joint innovation lab will aim to help vendors design, test, optimize and validate 5G-related AI applications that will be deployed on Google Cloud or on-premises. These t...

Artificial intelligence in the fight against sexual exploitation on the Internet

Work on the design of AI tools to limit cases of online harassment or trafficking is likely to increase in the future. A concrete example is the STOP project , which aims to analyze Twitter posts to limit the risk of suicide. The Institut québécois d’intelligence artificiel...

Artificial intelligence in health: watch the round table of the Mutualité française Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

On July 2, the Mutualité Française Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and the Espace de Réflexion Ethique Régional Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes will organize a round table on artificial intelligence. This event, which follows a first round table dedicated to health data, is part of the cycle of web mo...

Google wants to beat skin problems with the help of artificial intelligence

A few years ago, the University of Waterloo used artificial intelligence to help detect skin cancer. In the same vein, Google presented its work that resulted in the design of an app to detect skin diseases. The experts have developed a smartphone app using the camera for the AI ...

WHO releases its global report on artificial intelligence for health

On 29 June 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) published its report on the governance and ethics of artificial intelligence applied to health. Its release is the result of two years of consultations by a group of international experts selected by WHO. The document follows t...

Intel Announces Numerous High Performance Computing Innovations

At the 2021 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), Intel announced its innovations in high-performance computing (HPC). The company presented a series of technological innovations, partnerships and customer adoption. There were several advances in its Xeon processor for H...

Massive collective intelligence: behind the scenes of the partnership between Bluenove and Inria

Since 2014, bluenove has been supporting private and public companies and institutions in transforming their organization through major internal or external consultations. To achieve this, it operates its deliberative platform called Assembl. Two years ago, in 2019, the technolog...

The Inria Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée center organizes the second edition of the hackAtech

The Inria Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée center will soon be organizing its hackathon. From September 24 to 26, 2021, the hackAtech will focus on innovation in the digital sciences and will aim to stimulate new start-up projects. Three themes will be highlighted: health, e...

IFOP survey: what is the awareness and image of artificial intelligence in France?

The French Institute of Public Opinion (IFOP) has studied the awareness and image of artificial intelligence among the French. The main question around which the study revolves is the following: “How do the French perceive artificial intelligence? One of the findings shows ...

Baker McKenzie strengthens partnership with SparkBeyond to accelerate digital transformation

International law firm Baker McKenzie has decided to create a team dedicated to leveraging machine learning and data science for legal expertise. This initiative is part of its “Reinvent” innovation program and follows the digital transformation pilot project develope...

Axis Communications shifts strategy to accelerate integration of AI into its solutions

Axis Communications, a leading provider of network and IP video solutions, today announced a new strategy to accelerate the integration of artificial intelligence into its offerings. The company aims to provide tailored offerings by adopting AI-related technologies. A dedicated p...

How does SambaNova provide tools for companies to leverage artificial intelligence?

Back in April, SambaNova announced that it had raised $676 million through a Series D round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, the Japanese holding company’s investment fund. The funding was used, among other things, to develop its innovative “Dataflow as a Service”...

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